Japan reschedules $260 million Hayabusa2 space probe to asteroid to take off Monday

November 29, 2014 6:04 PM

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Japan had earlier scheduled its Hayabusa2 space probe to asteroid 1999 JU3 to take off on Sunday, but due to bad weather, the launch has been delayed to Monday when it is expected that weather conditions will have improved to make the launch easy and hassle-free.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) released a statement to this effect, and the release reads in part “The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with the Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 on board has been rescheduled as clouds including a freezing layer that exceeds the restrictions for su...

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